Most of us have experienced a situation where we crashed, fell, or tumbled our way into saying ouch. All too often our body is injured in the process. Swelling may start to occur, and pain starts to set in after the adrenaline wears off. That’s when your mind starts playing tricks on you.
Is it broken?
That is the million dollar question for most people, and why we have the ability to take a quick X-Ray seven days a week to evaluate if you have a fracture? Otherwise known as a broken bone.
The treatment plan for a sprain and a bone fracture is dramatically different, and why it is important to ensure the proper treatment plan is in place. Not addressing a broken bone promptly can lead to a lifelong series of complications and pain in the injured area.
Things You Should Do To Help
- Stable fracture: The broken ends of the bone line up and are barely out of place.
- Open (compound) fracture: The skin may be pierced by the bone or by a flow that breaks the skin at the time of the fracture. The bone may or may not be visible.
- Transverse fracture: This type of fracture has a horizontal fracture line.
- Oblique fracture: This type of fracture has an angled pattern.
- Comminuted fracture: This fracture is when a bone is broken into three or more pieces.
Getting hurt is never fun. Letting your mind race back and forth on if it is a sprain or broken bone isn’t either. This is a perfect example of being “better safe than sorry” to ensure proper treatment is given in the event you have a bone fracture.
Walk in seven days a week for treatment.